How we serve

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS Vincent Salazar (right) helps a team from the Church's Humanitarian Agency, UMCOR, load bags to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

The United Methodist Church seeks to follow Jesus Christ by making disciples for the transformation of the world. These are exciting times as a member of the United Methodist family. We are witnessing the emergence, at the global level, of reflections that bring the Church back to our Wesleyan heritage and which guide our work towards the communication of an increasingly great hope. This work is divided into four areas of focus:

These four areas of action express the vision and aspirations of the people of the United Methodist Church. Focusing their attention on these four points allows churches to effectively use their resources to realize God's vision for humanity.

How, then, do the four areas of focus intervene in the day-to-day functioning of the United Methodist Church? The possibilities are many. Below are some examples.